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Optimist Theatre’s “Sound and Fury Sonnet Slam” to Support Free Shakespeare in the Park
To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Macbeth Act 5, scene 5, 19-28
What: Get your 'poor player' on and 'strut and fret your hour upon the stage (more like 2 minutes)' at Optimist Theatre's "Sound and Fury Sonnet Slam." Proceeds support 2012’s free Shakespeare in the Park.
When: Monday, May 7, 2012 - from 8:00pm to 11:00pm
Transfer Pizzeria and Cafe
101 West Mitchell Street (in Bay View)
Milwaukee, WI 53204
Parking: Free parking along Mitchell Street
Cost: $25 per person*. Space is limited, so don’t wait. 100% of your ticket purchase goes to support free Shakespeare in the Park and $10 is tax deductible. To purchase tickets, click the BUY NOW button at…
What's a Sonnet Slam?
It's a fun, optimistic party jam-packed with sonnets and laughter in a delicious setting.
Your ticket includes...
Appetizers provided Transfer Pizzeria (yum!), sonnets presented by Macbeth performers James Pickering** (Duncan), Tom Reed** (Macbeth), Andrew Voss (Macduff) and a host of other Milwaukee celebs. Transfer will provide a cash bar.
The Sonnet Slam
Got a Sonnet? Give it!
There will be 3 sonnet sessions throughout the evening with each session featuring 5 or 6 slammers. Only 3 slots per session will be pre-cast. The remaining slam spaces are up for grabs. There will be a sign-up board at the event and if space is still available, you're welcome to snag a spot and have at.
Sonnets do not have to be memorized and they don't have to be by Shakespeare.
As if that weren’t enough…
Optimist Theatre will also be raffling off a copy of our Macbeth script, signed by the entire cast and with a special “Forward” by our Dramaturg, ML Cogar.
About Optimist Theatre:
Optimist Theatre is a 501(c)3 non-profit theatre company that produces free Shakespeare in the Park for the greater Milwaukee area. Shakespeare in the Park is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board.